Friday, February 02, 2007
Britain's top female paraglider was attacked by a pair of eagles 8,200 feet above ground in Australia. Nicky Moss, 38, watched, terrified, as the birds began tearing into her parachute canopy. One of them became tangled in her lines and started clawing at her head. "I heard screeching behind me…. They launched a sustained attack on my glider, tearing at the wing," she said. The eagles, which can have a wingspan of 6 1/2 feet, probably mistook Moss for a bird intruding on their territory in the Monday attack.She was able to land safely.